Poonthura residents protest amid triple lockdown

Thiruvananthapuram: Tensions prevailed after local residents staged a protest on Friday in large numbers at Poonthura, the coastal area of Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram, where the authorities have identified local transmission.

People living in the area, which is under triple lockdown, demanded re-opening of shops selling necessary food items to meet their needs. Over 100 residents of the fishermen hamlet had skirmishes with the police and special commando officers deployed at the spot.

According to the residents, they could not buy groceries, vegetables and other necessary food for living due to the stringent restrictions in the coastal area.


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